Thursday, February 2, 2023

UNAM summons those involved in Esquivel’s alleged plagiarism

Mexico City. The Faculty of Higher Studies (FES) of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Aragón calls on all those involved in the alleged case of plagiarism to send accusations by email to Minister Yasmin Esquivel Mossa who wish to present . On this subject, tomorrow, no later than Thursday afternoon.

In a brief statement, which was released today on the FES Aragon website, the Academic and Scientific Integrity Committee of the said campus called upon “people who participated as authors, jurors or consultants in two professional theses of the dates July 1986 and September 1987″. ” called upon. Those were known in recent times and included an alumnus of the FES Aragón (pointing to Esquivel) and an alumnus of the Faculty of Law (in this case, Edgar Ulises Báez Gutierrez).

The organization invites them to “express what is of interest to them, to identify themselves for this purpose, by email, currently no later than Thursday 29 at 12 noon, to be considered.” analysis that this collegiate body is doing”.

As this newspaper reported in its print edition this Wednesday, UNAM sources announced that the FES Aragon committee in charge of the issue would meet “in the coming days” to analyze the matter of alleged plagiarism, For which Supreme Court Minister Esquivel Mousa of Justice of the Nation (SCJN).

The people consulted explained that the above committee would be the first in charge to address the point and based on its resolution, the University Court could intervene later.

On 23 December, UNAM issued a statement in which it announced that “by a detailed comparison of the professional research” involved in the alleged plagiarism case, “the General Directorate of Library and Digital Information Services of this University found that there are There is a high degree of coincidence between”.

The result of the said analysis, he announced at the time, “will be conveyed to the Academic and Scientific Integrity Committee of the FES Aragón, the body in charge of reviewing the case, respecting the due legal process and strictly according to the University’s regulations.” Adherence to established procedures and timings.

In recent days, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador called on UNAM to clarify the issue of alleged plagiarism by a SCJN minister before January 2, the day elections will be held to appoint a new president of the Supreme Court of the country. .

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